I’ve been working on a top 10 list of how RFID not only benefits business, but the environment as well. Clearly, RFID qualifies as a green enabler when it comes to sustainability.
One area I’ll examine in this special report is transportation. RFID enables cars to zoom through tolls and pull into parking garages quicker, cutting down congestion and carbon emissions. I witnessed that this week on the drive to the Mt. Washington area to do some late season skiing. The toll on Rt. 95 in New Hampshire has always been a major bottleneck, sometimes tying up traffic for several miles. Now, with open-lane, high-speed tolling in place, autos cruise through at high speeds.
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RFID is also making yard management more efficient at large distribution centers and warehouses. Even Walmart is on the bandwagon for using RFID as a green enabler. At a conference several years ago, Walmart executives noted that by having more products in stock by using item level RFID, customers don’t have to travel to another store for the product they are looking for, saving gas and lowering their carbon footprint.
Stay tuned for our report: RFID and the Environment.